Archiv des Autors: Christian Kupke

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Philosoph, Autor + Dozent

Additions to the last blog entry „The end of a year“ / Ergänzungen zum letzten Blogeintrag „Das Ende eines Jahres“

This is the english version; for the german original see below. One of my long-time readers, N. B. Innuendo, brings to my attention a possible mis­un­der­stan­ding of some sentences in my last blog post. He writes: „Surely, when you write … Weiterlesen

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The end of a year / Das Ende eines Jahres

This is the english version; for the german original see below. 2020 was a hard and stressful year for me, but also an exciting and enlightening one. * The year was hard and stressful because, due to the Corona pandemic, … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #10 No. 44)

1 Half-truth of our postmodern modernity: Good is that everyone decides for himself what is good. 2 By clearing up the past alone, the present cannot be understood. 3 I am not from this world, I never was, but I … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #9 No. 40)

Through the posting of a befriended photographer, Daniel Harders, in a social network, I became aware of a photograph by Christian Conrad, which was published in a Tai­wa­nese photo magazine called „Snapp“ (number 21 of 2013). The picture shows a … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #8 No. 24)

That the Catholic Church is still so strong today is – paradoxically – due to the Re­for­ma­tion. But not in the trivial sense of an intensification of contrasts, but in the sense that what the Reformation originally intended, namely to … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #7 No. 21)

With some, death occurs a little earlier – in life. When one has taken up a profession, per­haps started a family and raised one’s children, ossification may already occur, but cer­tain­ly – in view of the whole of society – … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #6 No. 19)

During my stay in the USA, I was reminded again and again of the US-American pop and rock culture, which for many decades was not really recognized in Europe due to the un­speak­able contrast between E- and U- music (i.e. … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #5 No. 16)

The scyscrapers of the US cities, especially of New York City, are monumental humanistic symbols: monuments of the humane. For this very reason, the reconstruction of the World Trade Center can also be understood as humane defiance. What the attack … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #4 No. 11)

What do we know about the end of history? – The debate about the thesis of the Russian-French philosopher Alexandre Kojève about the so-called posthistoire reached the Ger­man-speaking world in the mid-1970s, around the same time as the punk movement … Weiterlesen

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Disappointing Thinking (excerpt #3 No. 10)

On an advertising postcard for a book by Frank Berzbach: Enduring creativity. Psy­cho­lo­gy for Designers, which is currently on display in Berlin restaurants along with many other postcards, I read in light blue writing on a dark blue background: „Do … Weiterlesen

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